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Ektachromes

We’ve been doing some spring cleaning!  We opened our drawers, filing cabinets and trunks and started going through some old film, slides and negatives from back in the day when there were no digital cameras, and definitely no photoshop!

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We’ll keep you posted on any hidden gems we find!

See more of our work at www.bohm-marrazzo.com or at www.marrazzomorgan.com

 

 

 

Ektachrome is a brand name owned by Kodak for a range of transparency, still, and motion picture films available in most formats, including 35 mm and sheet sizes to 11×14 inch size.  Ektachrome, initially developed in the early 1940s, allowed professionals and amateurs alike to process their own films. It also made color reversal film more practical in larger formats, and the Kodachrome Professional film in sheet sizes was later discontinued.   –Wikipedia

 

 

 

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PB&J

Alright everyone… it’s time to get real.  Peanut Butter and Jam sandies (otherwise known as PB&J) are maybe one of the worlds better inventions.  From its beginning, it was a match made in Heaven.    This magical union supposedly originated in the USA and according to Wikipedia, “A 2002 survey showed the average American will have eaten 2,500 of these sandwiches before graduating from high school.”  I believe I am one of those stats they are talking about.

You can make a PB&J without using real peanut butter – this we have learned from all of our allergy friends out there — cashew butter, almond butter or even no-nut peabutter – can still do the trick.

Now, we happened to stumble on the greatest Buzzfeed post — The most delicious pull we got from their take on PB&J’s came in the form of French Toast —- YUMMMMM!

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Once again… YUM.  

If you’ll all excuse me… I’m going to the kitchen.

 

To see the original hero that made this , please see the following… http://www.macaroniandcheesecake.com/2012/03/peanut-butter-jelly-french-toast-sandwich.html

For Buzzfeeds other amazing collection of PB&J delights…http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/better-peanut-butter-jelly-sandwich-hacks

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Yummmmm…

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Food can be art too!

This photo was taken for the North Jersey chapter of Slow Food USA, a movement that encourages consumers to buy locally grown food. Depicting the importance of staying fresh, the plates here are made from palm leaves– how fitting? Needless to say, this photo shoot was both intriguing and delicious for everyone on set!

Here’s a recipe for Italian Dumplings so you can try this dish yourself!

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
6 tablespoons margarine
3 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
2 eggs, beaten
3 quarts water
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

Directions: 

1 In a skillet, saute onion in butter till tender.
2 Add spinach, cook and stir over medium heat until liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
3 Stir in ricotta; cook and stir for 3 minutes.
4 Transfer to a large bowl.
5 Add 3/4 cup of flour, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt.
6 Cool for 5 minutes.
7 Stir in eggs; mix well.
8 Place remaining flour in a bowl.
9 Drop batter by tabelspoonfuls into flour; roll gently to coat and shape each into an oval.
10 In a large saucepan; bring water and bouillion to a boil-reduce heat.
11 Add a third of the dumplings at a time, simmer, uncovered for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean.
12 Remove from the liquid with a slotted spoon; keep warm.
13 Drizzle with butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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Delicious!

 

Do you every get that desire for a delicious, ooey, gooey pizza?  I sure do!

There’s not much that comes close to a weekday dinner splurge of picking up that phone and calling in for a pie or two.

Whether it be a plain Margherita or piled high with all the fixings, sometimes you just need a slice.

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Cookies, anyone?

Ah! The joys of baking…or should we say the madness of it!

Coming from a family of bakers and cooks, this blogger definitely caught that gene much later in life.  Only recently have the stove fires stopped, the microwave explosions come to a halt and the wonderful cloud of flour settled.   There is much do respect for those of whom baking and cooking come naturally.  To be able to eyeball that perfect amount of this, and throw in that exact dash of that… now, thats skill!

Here are some helpful tips for the kitchen, coming from experience….

1. I fell in love with different size glass mixing bowls – measure everything out ahead of time.  This will help control any disasters caused by the flimsy plastic “spice-shaker-controller-thing-that-always-manages-to-come-off-when-you-obviously-dont-need-THAT-much-cinnamon-in-your-mix-thing”.

2. Read the recipes ahead of time, and all the way through.  There is nothing worse than getting overly ambitious just to find out that the mix of sorts was supposed to take a nap in the fridge for five hours

3. Don’t take it too seriously – so what if your cake was “supposed” to look a certain way!  It’ll taste better now anyways! And those cookies are underbaked? Oh well! It’s not like you weren’t already eating the raw dough…yes, we all know you were!

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The moral of this story is… get out there, get messy and have fun!

 

Happy Baking!

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Tis the Season…for Flu Shots!

It’s that time of year again! Sneezing, coughing, fevers….colds and viruses are going around. Combat against sickness and germs by following a few guidelines:

  • Remember to wash your hands with warm water and soap often.
  • When coughing and sneezing, use a tissue or your elbow! Keep your hands germ free.
  • Dress for the weather. Be prepared for chilly nights or rain showers that may sneak up on you. Pack a coat and small umbrella in your bag.
  • Get a flu vaccination. Either by nasal spray or shot, arm yourself against this year’s flu virus.
  • Make sure you get plenty of rest. Keep your immune system going strong by getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

Don’t let your health stand in the way of making photographs! Prevent illness so you can keep on keepin’ on, and do what you do best!

Stay healthy!

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Cold Weather is Rushing In!

From a solid 80 degrees earlier last week, this unpredictable NJ fall has sped into a chilly wintry temperature. With low temperatures creeping into the 40’s this weather is quite a shock! So get ready for a wild winter! Break out those heavy coats and toasty gloves for the frigid evenings ahead.

Although many of us weren’t ready for such a quick start into cold weather, embrace it! Have some hot coffee or hot chocolate and bundle yourself up. Get out and get some winter action like skiing up in the mountains before the winter rush!

Think warm thoughts!

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Composition is Key

Composition controls many aspects of a photograph. When making an image the way the photographer frames the image is crucial. In this photograph taken for Saint Peter’s University Hospital, the way that the faces of the subjects are shown in the mirror, while still giving a hint of the rest of their figures in the foreground gives a sense of space and action. The viewer better understands what is going on being able to see that they are in fact standing in front of the mirror. The image captures a very intimate moment of a speech pathologist helping a patient re-learn to speak. Capturing the image in this way leads to a very successful double portrait in which there is a relationship built between the subjects and between the viewer and subjects.

Think about how the way you compose a photograph has an effect on the photographs message. Try to compose in such a way that the whole story is told. Remember to try different angles, distances and crops to find the perfect fit for your image!

Happy Shooting! :]

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Wakey Wakey Eggs and Bac-y

Rise and shine! Take a big stretch and wipe the sleep out of those eyes! The week is mid-way through!

Reine the lovely Afghan hound certainly got her beauty sleep! But was it enough? If you’re having a tough time waking up today, like Reine, read on!

Here are some tips and tricks to get yourself awake and ready for the day:

  1. Drink a cool glass of water in the morning. The cool temperature will wake you up and the water will kickstart your metabolism making you wake up faster.
  2. Exercise in the morning! A brisk jog or bike ride in the morning air will waken your body and give you more energy for the following day as you improve your fitness.
  3. Don’t drink coffee everyday. You’re body will be accustomed to the effects of caffeine. Save the coffee for those days you really need it!
  4. Don’t Snooze! Snoozing the alarm clock can often make you more tired than if you wake up when your alarm first goes off.
  5. Get pumped! Find something to get excited about today to get you motivated to get moving.

Thanks to Diane Bauman for our sleeping beauty, Reine.

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